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This was one of those 'will I wont I try for the shot', Shots..

Yvonne & I saw a group of horses in an enclosure, the most depressed looking one was the closest, (Healthy, but not pretty ..)

I was going to change to the 300mm lens,to get one of the guys futher back, when they all came up as close as they could to us,no doubt looking for food..

I had my youngest,weeding the side of the road to keep them there,,LOL

I only got off 3 shots though, as the Stallion thought my Nikon would make a tasty addition to his oats...

I'm pleased with this one, I have to admit to a bit of tweaking,I got rid of a pink streak & boosted the colour as it was slightly over exposed...

It was hand held, manual, F 5.6, 1/100 sec..

Mags Grin

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55mm
Recording media:digital
Title:Dont.....Move...!
Username:mrsdaffy mrsdaffy
Uploaded:13 Aug 2006 - 11:29 PM
Tags:Big brown eyes, Hot breath, Pets / captive animals, Stallion
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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 - 11:41 PM

I think a smaller apeture would have improved this shot by increasing the focal depth,which at the moment seems to be on the brow and not on the eye

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mrsdaffy
mrsdaffy  8
14 Aug 2006 - 1:17 AM

Hi Geoff,

I can go back to the place, so would f8 do it? or should I play around with smaller ones?

Thanks for the input.. Grin

Mags

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
14 Aug 2006 - 1:51 AM

Mags i like this as it gives a nice detailed close up view and like your reflection captured!

stay well
tonymarq

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Blenkinsopp
14 Aug 2006 - 4:59 AM

I like this - nice idea carried out well
- not sure if a smaller aperture will improve it much. In theory it should but remember you will get a much slower shutter speed and the danger of movement blur.
(have replied to your question on my image)

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 7:39 AM

I like the idea very much. A smaller aperture and a higher ISO would let you keep the shutter speed the same.
Do the tags describe your weekend? Wink)
Chris

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DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 7:56 AM

Hi Mags,
I know you want help & advice, & I'm not really knowledgable enough to do that, but can I just say that I know what you're after & admire you for going for it.
Well done on this close up.
Love the reflection.
Hilary.

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mrsdaffy
mrsdaffy  8
14 Aug 2006 - 10:13 AM

Thank you so much guys for the comments & tips, much appreciated.. Grin

CHRIS!.... LMAO
Thats planned for NEXT weekend..... >;]


Mags Grin

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 4:06 PM

A brilliant idea Mags that works very well. I like the fisheye reflection effect in the eye, or should I call it a "horse-eye" LOL !..Sorry. On a more serious note I'm not sure if you really need a smaller aperture. I.M.O. it's good enough as it is.

Phil

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
14 Aug 2006 - 4:09 PM

Great reflections, lovely capture.
Christine

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achilles2k
achilles2k  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 - 6:04 PM

Nice idea; slightly scary!.

It is not a smaller aperture you need - that is OK. It is the actual point of focus - it needs to be right in the eyeball.

I would also try moving slightly to the right to eliminate the bright sky where the highlights have blown and aresomewhat distracting.

Just my two penneth.

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JoeConway  8
14 Aug 2006 - 8:04 PM

A very nice image Mags - I like it as is.

Joe

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2006 - 10:52 PM

Owner of this photo wants to improve and uploaded it to our critique gallery. Please be constructive with your comments
I love the close, sharp detail. It is quite interesting seeing the reflection in the eye.
-=Walter

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John_Humphreys
18 Aug 2006 - 6:09 PM

Hi Mags,
I like this shot a lot. For me, your reflection in the horse's eye make the shot. Whoever is with you (your daughter perhaps?), looks like she's taking cover behind you while you bravely stand there with the camera to your eye. John

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nikonf4s  8 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2006 - 6:17 AM

Lots of people would have gone for a shot of a horse........this shows that thought has gone into it.

Tony

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2006 - 10:29 PM

It looks good to me, I like the reflections.
Pete.

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mrsdaffy
mrsdaffy  8
20 Aug 2006 - 11:01 PM

Thanks to everyone who has left a comment,

John, even though when I gave birth it felt like it,that other reflection is the ass of a passing car not one of my boys...LMAO

Mags Grin

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GeorgeRusky
22 Aug 2006 - 9:28 PM

Owner of this photo wants to improve and uploaded it to our critique gallery. Please be constructive with your comments

Interesting shot Margaret, your comments are something very special.
Thank you so much
George

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bradpete
bradpete  9 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 - 9:46 PM

You must have a way with animals,for this horse to let you get so close and for the time it took get this picture, well done its just great the reflection and the focus are spot on I love it, you get better and better
Peter

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jjwithamlao
25 Aug 2006 - 10:49 AM

Great way to get a self portrait too!
Cracking shot.

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TracyK
TracyK  8 Netherlands
4 Sep 2006 - 10:17 AM

Have just got back from holiday. Interesting way of getting a self-portrait. LOL. Nice one Mags.
Tracy

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Tom_H  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2006 - 7:47 PM

Works well, aperture seems okay to me. The reflection - and the detail in the reflection is what really makes this shot. Well done Mags.

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beavis
beavis  9 Ireland
21 Sep 2006 - 10:01 PM

I laughed at the tags you put on the picture, "hot breath", I presume thats the horse? Smile
Havent been on in a while, this is a great picture, really like the reflection, well captured!!

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angelamary
3 Jan 2007 - 1:14 PM

Nice catch! Not one I've tried for I'm afraid, so no suggestions!

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